The OPHELIA Foundation, a Haymarket-based nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those with few or no opportunities, has awarded three $1,000 scholarships. Two college-bound high school seniors were the recipients of the Ophelia Scholarship, and a third student received the Gil and Jameece Pinckney Scholarship. The Foundation awarded the scholarships to these outstanding students to help them defray the costs of pursuing a higher education.
The three scholarships were awarded to Jasmine Morgan of Alexandria, Yosef Sendek of Arlington, and Mickayla Bacorn of Middletown, Maryland. The recipients were recognized at the Foundation’s fourth annual fundraiser in Arlington on July 14.
Thirty students applied for the three scholarships. To be considered, all applicants were required to meet academic, citizenship, and other criteria specified by the donors.
OPHELIA Founder Jameece Pinckney said, “The OPHELIA Foundation is pleased to award scholarships to Jasmine, Yosef, and Mickayla to assist them in the next phase of their education. These talented and ambitious students are high achievers who will excel in their chosen fields of study.
The OPHELIA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization enabling Opportunities to Provide Hope, Empower Lives, and Influence Advancement. The “O” in OPHELIA represents Optimism, Opportunity, and Oneness and symbolizes a legacy of infinite giving. Founded in 2014, The OPHELIA Foundation is based on the principle of helping others through initiatives that address critical needs in poverty, health, education, arts, sports, and technology. The Foundation also supports youth initiatives in local communities by providing grants to individuals and institutions. For additional information, or to donate, please visit opheliafoundation.org.
By Prince William Living